As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony Alpha A5000 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, waterproofs and pro digicams. The Sony Alpha A5000's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS M100) and Sony (such as the SLT A77 II and the SLT A58)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records movies in 24p, has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies and is slightly lighter (210 g vs 331 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
2 years newer
$439 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-A10 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 331 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Canon EOS M100

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3 years newer
$379 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses

common strengths of the EOS M100 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses

common strengths of the EOS M10 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
1 year older
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the NEX-6 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.4"

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3
2 years older
$450 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-P3 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the E-P3 (vs the A5000)

  • No 24p support
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the E-P3 and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×69×34 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R
1 year older
$660 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5R (vs the A5000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 5R (vs the A5000)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5R and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 210 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II
3 months newer
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the A77 II and A5000

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 months older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and A5000

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
8 years older
$2,499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D and A5000

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and A5000

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and A5000

  • None found

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
10 months older
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A58 and A5000

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
10 months older
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and A5000

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and A5000

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
similar age
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and A5000

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, is newer (january 2014 vs september 2013) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it is much larger (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 10 fps), lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (1.4" vs 1.2").

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
3 months older
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and A5000

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 265 shots), has interchangeable lenses and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and A5000

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 months newer
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and A5000

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and A5000

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and A5000

  • None found